It’s December and the holidays have begun. Yesterday, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha — and celebrate the Islam New Year on the 29th. We’ve got Hanukkah coming up on the 21st. And folks who honor the winter solstice will celebrate that same day. Then Christmas comes on the 25th, followed by Kwanzaa on the 26th. And New Year’s Eve rounds out the month on the 31st.
What a party! The whole world celebrates during December. Little kids look forward to this month all year long. Do you? How’s it going for you this month? Was Thanksgiving a nice appetizer for your winter holidays? Or maybe it stirred up some worries, frustrations or sadness about approaching holidays.
Be Emotionally Prepared
Even fun things can be an emotional strain sometimes. The planning, the anticipation, the hopes — all that can build tension. And let’s face it — celebrating takes time and energy. If you’re short on either, your feelings can end up out of balance.
If you’re NOT looking forward to some aspect of the holidays, that can be a real drain, too. You can even find yourself resenting others’ happiness. Or maybe just getting cynical so you don’t have to feel pain or sadness.
Nip It In The Bud
Tapping is such a simple remedy. You don’t have to wait until you snap at someone, or find yourself on the verge of tears. Just use EFT when you see the first sign that something’s bothering you. Trust yourself. You can do it!
The Full Monty
Take some time out in a quiet place and do EFT on any big thing that’s bothering you. Take your intensity level all the way down to zero. That time you take to completely clear your issue will pay off for you throughout the season. And its effects will flow out to other people around you, because you’ll act differently. So don’t shortchange yourself.
If it’s financial concerns, tap on that. If it’s missing somebody for the holidays, do a session on that. If you think you’ll never get it all done, use EFT for that.
Sometimes holidays shine a light on issues that are there all year ’round. Like money concerns, grief, envy — those big ones. You can still just zero in on the holiday part of that issue. Just stay focused there, and trust yourself to clear those blocks.
Then commit to yourself to come back to that larger concern — either on your own or with a practitioner. The point is this: Just because you’ve got a big core issue you haven’t healed yet, it doesn’t have to spoil your holidays. You can tap on the holidays part of it and clear that right now.
Stay on top of those little things that crop up. Out in crazy traffic, tap at the stoplights. Standing in a long line? Tap away your impatience. Are you trapped by Uncle Ernie again, whose had 3 too many? Or is Great Aunt Lorena going on and on about her last operation? Use EFT to get through it.
Put Your Hands To Work
You can tap in your lap. Just use one hand to tap against the side of the other hand — your karate chop point. You’re tuned into the issue, so don’t worry about a set-up. Just start tapping. Silently say your reminder phrases to yourself. Then affirm some good stuff, tuning into the joy and love of the season.
Or finger-tap with one hand. There are tapping points on each of your fingertips. On the side of your fingers that’s closest to your thumb, right at the side of the nailbed. Use the thumb of that hand to tap on the inside of your other fingers on that hand, one by one. Standing? Put your hands behind your back and finger-tap. Sitting? Put your hand down on the seat beside you on the side away from the person you’re sitting with. Then finger-tap away!
All Kinds of Options
You don’t have to resign yourself to a season of tension. It’s totally possible to enjoy your holidays this year. Try the methods above, and cruise through December. You CAN enjoy yourself.
If you want some extra help, check out Holiday Stress Relief: The EFT Guide To Your Best Holidays Yet! You don’t have to figure out what to say or how to tap — the eBook and audios are complete EFT sessions for you to tap along with.
Whatever you do, take good care of yourself. And EXPECT to enjoy this season. As always, I would love to hear from you.
Do you have any questions? Comments? EFT topics you want to learn about? Just leave me a comment or email me any time. And keep tapping!